Space for breathing

Space for breathing

Posted by on Nov 28, 2020 in Blog, Space for Well-being

It is almost nine months since we began to stay home due to Covid-19. Our daily life has changed dramatically. Many people including myself feel that we are not breathing enough fresh air. Then, customers started to call us about the ways to improve their gardens. It is natural that people are now more aware […]

Creative & Healthy Ways to Use Your Home to Work at Home

Creative & Healthy Ways to Use Your Home to Work at Home

Do you work at home and feel stressed and enprisoned? Your home should help you. I’d like to share some tips on how you could use it in creative ways to stay well while working at home. I learned these tips over the years from two resources. One is my research on teleworkers and their […]

Healthy and Creative: Recent Design for Daikin U.S. New York Office

Healthy and Creative: Recent Design for Daikin U.S. New York Office

As a founding member of Mirai Work Space Alliance, we have recently designed a new office space for Daikin U.S. Corporation in New York. This renovation project aimed to enhance the company’s brand image and provide a healthy and creative environment to its employees by applying the idea of “Space for Well-being“. Brand image and […]

Mizuya- Where Water Purifies You and Your Tea Bowls

Mizuya- Where Water Purifies You and Your Tea Bowls

Some of you may know the Japanese term Mizuya (水屋), expressed with Chinese characters for “water” and “house”, as a type of Japanese kitchen chests. It is getting popular in New York and other metropolises. Yet did you realize that Mizuya  initially had a quite different meaning? Mizuya originally referred to, and still could refer to, a gazebo built over a water […]

Cat’s Eye View of Japanese Architecture Vol.2 – Crawling

Cat’s Eye View of Japanese Architecture Vol.2 – Crawling

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Architecture, Blog, Japanese Architecture

At the beginning of “I AM A CAT” by Soseki Natsume, an abandoned cat crawled through a gap in a bumboo fence looking for some food. It found itself in a yard of someone’s home and said “How strangely the wheel of fortune turns! Had it not been this gap, I might have starved to […]